Household Hazardous Waste

May 30, 2020, Household Hazardous Waste Event is Canceled

Please check back for updates concerning future events.

About the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events

Loudoun County typically conducts eight Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection events from March through November to collect used and unwanted household hazardous materials such as gasoline and household chemicals, and the events are held at various locations throughout the county, not at the county landfill.  

A hazardous waste management contractor manages each collection event to accept and package the waste for shipment to an appropriate processing facility.

Special Notice for the 2020 HHW Events

The HHW events support social distancing measures that help mitigate the spread of Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). Because of safety concerns related to handling various types of hazardous materials, the events feature a drive-through process in which residents are instructed to remain in their vehicles and allow event staff to unload any items accepted for disposal. In order to achieve adequate social distancing between event staff and our residential customers, only items placed in the rear of the vehicle will be accepted, such as the trunk of a car, the bed of a pickup truck, or the very back of an SUV. Items will not be accepted if in the front seat, back seat, or if the driver attempts to hand an item to staff. In addition, in order to ensure everyone remains in their vehicle while at the point of service, items must not be brought enclosed in plastic bags. Staff are not allowed to open any plastic bag containing HHW.

2020 Spring Household Hazardous Waste Events

Date Time Location
March 21 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. 751 Miller Drive 
Leesburg, VA 20175
April 25 Canceled Harmony Park & Ride
39464 East Colonial Highway
Hamilton, VA 20158
May 30 Canceled Ashburn North Park & Ride
45151 Russell Branch Parkway
Ashburn, VA 20147
June 27 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Freedom High School
25450 Riding Center Drive
South Riding, VA 20152

Note: The fall 2020 schedule of HHW events will be posted once the dates and locations are finalized.

Limit Per Household

  • 15 gallons of liquid household waste
    (container size no larger than five gallons)
  • 40 pounds of solid household waste

Please note that participants must provide proof of Loudoun County residency such as a driver’s license or utility bill.

The county also conducts two hazardous waste disposal collection events each year for local businesses under the Business Hazardous Waste Program.


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